II Kings 13: 17: And he said, “Open the east window”; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot”; and he shot. And he said, “The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria, for you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them.”
Elisha the prophet was sick and dying and the king of Israel came to him for help in defeating his enemies the Syrians. He told him to take a bow and some arrows and open the east window. It was a symbol when he shot the arrow of the victory that was coming over his enemy.
There are several definitions of the word window. It is an opening for light and air. It is an interval of time when something must happen. Like a window of opportunity. It’s an area of earth’s atmosphere through which a space craft must pass for successful launch and re-entry.
Our beautiful country is standing at a crossroads and God is putting an arrow into each of our hands and telling us to open the window, the window of opportunity, that He, by His mercy is giving us, and to shoot the arrow through the window. The interval of time which He has given us to defeat the enemy who is destroying our nation.
Today as you read this, you will be given the arrow. You have to take it upon yourself to throw open the window and shoot it, so that your launch will be successful. But the window is only going to stay open in God’s timing. It could close at any moment and it’ll be too late. Our country will fall victim to the enemies out to destroy her and all she stands for. Freedom, Justice, Christian Values. You do not want to lose this.
The other day I walked through the living room and the tv was on, I heard a preacher say, “We need to hear from God!” Let me tell you folks, we’ve already heard from God. I’ve learned a few things in my 41 years as a Christian, and this is one of them: When God gives you a mandate, an instruction or something to complete for Him, He will give you no further instruction until you have obeyed the last one. We’ve already heard from God, there will be no more instructions or directions until this one is fulfilled. And it so happens that the last instruction He gave to us as a nation is also the arrow, the one He wants us to shoot through our window, our interval of time. Here it is;
II Chronicles 7: 14: If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Ok, there is our arrow. WE are HIS people and obviously we aren’t humble enough and we don’t pray, and we do have wicked ways. We have to pick up that arrow. Open the window and shoot. Get into your prayer closet. Repent of your sin. What sin? How about gossip, pornography in the darkened room, adultery, backbiting, cheating, greed, shall I go on? If you think you have no sin you are fooling yourself. Ask Him to reveal it, then ask forgiveness and TURN from it, never to do it again. Start back to church, get involved. Live a life pleasing to God. Get rid of your selfish ways, your life, your soul, the lives of your children and loved ones, and the future of our nation depend on each of us picking up this arrow of repentance and shooting it through the window. Please hurry. The window is about to close. Can’t you feel it? Then it’ll be too late. Please join us in August as we pray here in Grafton for our community. It will be on my Facebook page, or New Season’s page. Until next time!